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Four Brass and Steel Watchmaker's Depthing Tools

Auction:
2502
Lot:
51
Sold for:
$207$175

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Four Brass and Steel Watchmaker's Depthing Tools, Switzerland, 19th century, two boxed, with side-mounted thumbscrews to tighten the runners; the other two with top-mounted thumbscrews, all with bent steel spring for fixing rigidity, (one tool missing a runner and one missing the screw which adjusts depth), lg. 3 1/2-4 in.

Note: Crom #2 discusses depthing tools and their varied uses on pp. 414-422.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

bent steel spring, runner, Screws, Thumbscrew